(Closed) Very very good read! worth it i promise!

posted 6 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haha, a cute story, but just that.  Einstein had pretty complex views on religion but he was pretty against blind faith as described in this story. He called himself an agnostic Jew.

But as for the story/message it’s cute.  I feel like I used to get this story passed in email chain letters and it might have been in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books (except without the part about Einstein, since that’s the first time I’ve seen that and it doesn’t seem like him lol)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

http://www.snopes.com/religion/einstein.asp

Aside from the long snopes article on this type of urban legend, this one is clearly made up because no professor would say that humans evolved from monkeys. The truth is that humans and monkeys evolved from a common ancestor. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

What I want to know is how the eff someone wrote all that shit way up high on the chalkboard.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Juliepants:  I know, eh! It’s not even one of those sliding chalkboards. I loved using those. Slide up! Slide down! Slide up!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Juliepants:  I wish the bee had a like button for exactly that type of post.

Weird how fast things get around on facebook! One of my friend’s shared this earlier tonight!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Lemma: Thank you. I was just about to say this.

My Fiance is a Christian with very strong faith and I am an atheist, and neither of us would ever dream of attempting to prove the other wrong with something this banal. I think this story shows disrespect on the part of the scientist AND the Christian, and this sort of “contest of beliefs” is not in line with the true teachings of Christ at all.

Just my two cents.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Evolution can be observed, and has been observed. It’s kind of a silly idea that a professor wouldn’t know that. Science doesn’t have anything to say in regards to religion, because there simply is not an observable, testable, quantifiable way to prove the existence of god that fits within the requirements of most major religion’s framework. Just because science has nothing to say on the subject doesn’t mean that it’s negative or positive. Plenty of scientists are religious in some way or another, there’s not conflict of interest there.

I guess as an atheist this feels more like “let’s set-up a straw man atheist and make him sound stupid and judge him for his lack of belief!” then “let’s all feel good about faith!”.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@batwoman:  I agree. Science and religion are totally different things that are not necessarily in conflict. Evolution is science, not religion.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oh brother. The level of BS in this made me want to vomit.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I jsut want to add that we can observe evolution taking place. In fact, that your child is not a perfect blend of you and the other parents shows evolution, but aside from that, we can see evolution happen in species that reproduce quickly.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BearcatBetch:  Maybe it should have gone in the Christian section. The fact that you thought that everybody should read it made me feel like you were pushing your religion on me.

I might be extra sensitive to that though, since I was one of only a few atheists in my mennonite high school. 

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